Italian - Department of Romance Languages and Literatures Skip Navigation

Italian Studies

Piacere di conoscerti! With world-class faculty scholars, small classes, travel opportunities, and rich cultural experiences available on campus, Colgate is a great place to study Italian language and culture.
Students on the Venice study group

Italian Courses

Small courses led by faculty members at the height of their field allow every level of engagement: from those who wish to study abroad in Italy, to those who simply wish to maintain or develop a basic knowledge of Italian language and culture. VIEW COURSE OPTIONS

Study Abroad

The Department of the Classics leads a Colgate study group to Venice, Italy. It offers students the opportunity for immersion in Italian language and culture. There are also opportunities for students to pursue approved, non-Colgate study groups to additional Italian locations.

Cultural Opportunities

With a diverse and curious student body, there are ample opportunities to explore cultures extracurricularly at Colgate. Students can get involved as soon as they are on campus!


As part of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, the Italian faculty work closely in conjunction with French and Spanish faculty members.

Innovative Instruction

Professor Monica Facchini collaborated with ITS to incorporate Prezi into her Italian classroom.

W.M. Keck Center for Language Study

The Keck Center is a high-tech learning space dedicated to the study of language. Listening and recording stations, the streaming of global news outlets, and access to native-speaker language interns allow our students to immerse themselves in language while still on campus.